Stub Earth Rescue

Stub Earth Rescue

2009-11-19 13:50 - 0 Comments

Problem tackled: Reducing the cigarette litter in front of public places.
Solution: Make it fun to stub out a cigarette in an ashtray. On the tray is mounted a video screen where some funny aliens are floating around. The screen is equipped with some kind of heat sensing. The goal is to kill aliens by stubbing out cigarettes on them, but aliens flee when they feel some heat, enriching the game with a feedback loop. Funny sounds or animations can be added depending on whether the alien was hit, missed or burned.

Submitted by Nils Oj

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Mailball

2009-11-19 17:11 - 0 Comments

People are often forgetting to visit a (real) postbox since E-MAIL.This method explains how fun paper and pen can be. Write a mail to your friend, put it in the stamper, type in the adress, get the maillball, DUNK IT IN THE POSTBOX.

Submitted by Berke Ozoguloz

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Cigarette Litter Joke

2009-12-16 10:10 - 0 Comments

Tired of all the cigarettes on the ground? This simple system is the solution. People will just have to put their cigarette litter in the hole of the "box" and thanks to a proximity sensor, it will display a funny joke on the screen that will make the people happier for the rest of the day, and they will speak about this joke or this concept around them. Thanks to this, more and more people will throw their used cigarettes (or paper) in that box.
In the end, this will save the environment and will contribute to the people happiness. Submitted by Fred Pigeard

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Queue 4 Life

2009-12-15 16:04 - 0 Comments

The basic idea of this project is to teach to people to make the queue. This is a real problem in public places (where there is not a conditioned queue for safety issues) and a real problem in many countries like Italy.
How the project is: 1. create a "queue area", a line that indicate the pathway for the persons, you can make it funny by using lights or other stuff, but it's not compulsory; 2. the area "outside" the queue must become a noisy area and people must be embarrassed on walking on it.

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Can you fit in the bus?

Can you fit in the bus?

2009-11-30 16:14 - 0 Comments

A simple, inexpensive and direct idea to make people more active during ‘dead’ times. Think of all the wasted time you spend commuting, stuck in traffic, buses and trains... Springs can be replacing handles or hang together with them, also they could be attached to the bus walls and will be accompanied by fun messages that invite people to try them out. You could also use special strenght-measurer handles, (already existing in the market), to make it more fun!
Submitted by Luisa Cartei.

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Eating less cutlery

2009-12-16 13:51 - 0 Comments

Eating less food is healthy. Everyone knows this . However changing dietary habit needs little effort.
Eating less cutlery will help you. You will take more time to eat meal when using Eating less cutlery.
Shapes of them are few minor changes. They can blend in to usual cutlery on same dinner table.

[ Fork ]
Inside 2 tines are shorter than outside ones.
It can grab less spagetti, rice, peas and so on.

[Spoon]
Shallow dent.
It can scoop less soup, rice and so on.

[Knife]
Thick blade.
It takes more time to cut meat.
Submitted by Ms. Riyako Takahashi

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Pong Dryer

2009-12-15 21:04 - 0 Comments

In public toilets, where hand dryers are available, most people use toilet paper to dry their hands because it is faster. We are wasting paper using it in the wrong way; this also means we are cutting trees because we can't wait one minute using the hand dryer. Other consequence is more expenses buying more quantities of toilet paper in every place where a public toilet is located.

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Funhouse Footbridge

2009-11-19 10:29 - 0 Comments

Footbridges are an incredible solution for pedestrians who need to cross one ore more busy streets. However, most of the time people are too lazy to go up a flight of stairs to get to the top of the bridge and cross safely to the other side, exposing their lives to the danger of being run over by a car or causing a major car accident. The solution: Make it fun!

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The Trafficlight Game

2009-12-16 11:52 - 0 Comments

Crossing the road solely on pedestrian crossing? Not crossing with the red light? Unfortunately these rules are not always followed! Let's play the pedestrian while waiting for the green light! It's a game of ability and precision. Pedestrian should take a coloured gun located at the base of the traffic light and try to fire the red light on the opposite side of the road. Pedestrian compete with each others and could contribute to turn the green light faster when shooting well. The redlight turns from red ,orange ,amber and finally to green.

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YAY!

2009-12-16 19:09 - 0 Comments

Yay! is an online game that helps accomplish goals by encouraging users to completing tasks each day via a fun graphical interface and community interaction. Users get points for deciding to take on tasks, accomplishing tasks, encouraging others, and being encouraged by their friends. The application would run in Facebook and on an external website, yaythegame.com, utilizing Facebook Connect.
Submitted by Polly Hall, Jennifer Salcido, Grego Thompson

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Pedestrian Light

2009-12-15 22:16 - 0 Comments

There's nothing better than fun pedestrian crossing!
The new pedestrian crossing light up when the traffic lights go red.
That would benefit both, pedestrians and drivers:
1. the drivers would notice that the traffic light went red when he saw the lines of light lighting up (the lines would only light up when the pedestrian could cross the street)
2. the pedestrians would know when they could cross the street (when the lines light up) and will be encouraged to cross over the pedestrian crossing (the right place to cross the street)

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Hopping To Work

2009-12-15 21:51 - 0 Comments

We asked ourselves, how we can help people have more fun walking to work. We decided to play hopscotch. The video submission depicts the results of our game. We chose the busiest intersection in the Philadelphia business community. We have learned that from Ghana to Cambodia, Peru to Iran, hopscotch is universally played and loved.
Submitted by Evan Marcus

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One-armed Vending Machine

2009-12-15 17:36 - 0 Comments

How do we get more people to recycle drinks cans? We turn a normal vending machine into a gambling machine, where instead of coins we use old cans as credits to play. You crush you can, the wheels spin, and the lucky ones win a fresh can of cold soda.

Submitted by Vittorio Pavesi - Italy

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The Digital Reward System

2009-12-15 20:49 - 0 Comments

The Digital Reward System rewards boring activities with a free download of a good that is related to that particular activity.Digital Goods such as Mp3-music, E-books and Software are easy to distribute, through mobile or web platforms and infinitely multipliable, which makes a ridiculously cost-effective incentive system. This system can also be customized for any brand and integrated with all areas of marketing.

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The Communication Station

2009-12-15 16:40 - 0 Comments

My 82 year old mother will never own a laptop or a cellphone, but she does have a television. The only technology most households on earth have in common is television. There should be a TV network devoted to sending and receiving messages and this would be called the Communication Station.

Here's how it would work:

- Grandma is watching the Nightly News. Suddenly a flashing envelope appears in the corner of the screen.
- Using the special remote control she received when she signed up for the Communication Station, she clicks on the envelope to open it.

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GENIUS Pee!

2009-12-03 11:45 - 0 Comments

We often think that public bathrooms are a dirty mess, and most of the time we are right. One of the things that contributes to it, is people peeing on the floor. Sometimes they are just lazy, irresponsible or drunk, etc. So to help on the 'pee' problem it would be nice if we could play a little game to give all the guys some focus while relieving themselves. It would work like the famous GENIUS® game, having it installed right in the middle of the public urinals. The more you hit on the right colors more points you'll get. And I guess the more you had to drink longer you will play.

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Useful Bus Stop

2009-12-15 18:44 - 0 Comments

It is known that waiting at the bus stops for people becomes boring. In most cases, people spend this precious time in vain.

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Wash Hands with Soap Game

2009-12-15 15:57 - 0 Comments

Objective: To get more people to use soap when washing their hands after using the restroom.
A recent article in USA Today reported that when people wash their hands after using the restroom, only 33% use soap and only 16% adequately wash. The average hand-washing time was a pathetic 11 seconds.
So we need a fun way to motivate people to wash their hands adequately using soap.

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BusOusel

2009-12-16 17:47 - 0 Comments

As the city centers nowadays are bustling with heavy traffic and the unbearable omnipresence of the automobile our proposal is to create an hibryd of a bus and a carousel (and could be a taxi, subway or ANY another mass transit) to attract more people to use public transports. Fun meets daily life in a new form of transportation of thousand smiles. Submitted by Rafael Vieira

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Musical Bikes

2009-11-02 16:37 - 0 Comments

A bike that every time you paddle it sounds with harmonious music. Nowadays a lot of people use cars which produce carbon dioxide. People would chose to ride their bikes instead, enjoying a nice tune while saving the planet. An exercise bike with this function would help people take off some pounds of weight while having a nice time.

Submitted by Randy James Gepitulan

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